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, what is all about? >> this is about making the agreement between the u.s. and korea fair. there is a lot of barriers that have existed for a long time in international trade, and with this agreement the governments have got together to try to figure out ways to eliminate a lot of those barriers. lowering the tariffs, creating new opportunities. it is an agreement that will mean jobs and new opportunities for u.s. companies, and partnership with korean companies. >> you mentioned jobs, and that has been a huge sticking point for so many people because our country is hurting right now. the jobs are born to go overseas. the businesses are grim to set up abroad and we will lose jobs. -- the jobs are going overseas. >> american companies need to tap the consumers and send them u.s. products, so we have to figure out ways to encourage that kind of trade, so agreements that give us access to the consumers outside of the united states are beneficial for creating jobs back here in the west u.s. so i look all of the free trade agreements that have been negotiated in ways that are p
and she joins us to talk about how people over 50 can find jobs. how are you, roxanne? >> i am fine. >> explain what your community service is >> it is a work development training program designed to provide assistance to people interested in enhancing their skills. >> so, when you say enhancing their skills, what do you mean? >> well, first they need to identify what their skills are and the areas they can trust as far as employment is concerned, those areas they want to secure employment in. >> so, what you are saying, if somebody is out of work, they need to start looking at their skills and saying what about me is market. >> absolutely. it is important that people are prepared to assess where they are at right now, to best prepare where they want to go as they move forward in the future. >> give us an example of somebody who has used your services. >> well, anybody interested in the senior service community program, there has to be some criteria. they have to be 55 years of age and older, they need to meet the federal guidelines which relate to their current economic sit
. it is not limited to a disaster or a emergency incidents. law-enforcement officials, fire department, ems can use this on a daily basis. in addition to that, the fcc has taken action very recently to try to expand the definition of eligible user even more to governmental entities like transportation agencies and airport districts -- those types of entities that while not strictly public safety, served a fairly strong public safety function. we believe those entities could use it on a daily basis as well. obviously, in an emergency -- in an earthquake or a disaster -- everybody becomes an emergency services worker. when something big hits, obviously, i think any city employee would be eligible to use the system. and we are actually working to expand the definition even more to allow public works -- there are a variety of functions that the city performs that i would consider public safety functions. we are just trying to expand the definition as broadly as possible. on the question of devices -- absolutely. both the arra and the fcc are setting specific standards and requirements for these network
it more viable and bring energy use down more. membranes have not yet made it a slam dunk. last but not least, public and regulatory outreach is where we are going to meet with members of the public, as well as regulatory agencies, to go through what we are learning in terms of the studies and where we may go. we have estimated our staff time component would be about 340 hours, about $35,000, on top of the cash cost which would contribute about $200,000. those dollars add up to roughly a million dollars of expenditure. on the left of the slide, we have a diagram of the public outrage plan, which in the case of san francisco and the west beirut -- we have identified three public meetings. one would be later this winter to go through detailed scientific studies. about a year from now, we would meet to go over what we are finding it preliminarily, the information coming out. finally, in meeting to report what we found from various studies, we would prepare to move forward with a recommendation one way or the other four condition action. we expect to meet with six to 10 agencies to
on our planet tell us about the likelihood that alien civilizations exist? in the second of a two-part series, we will ask one of the originators of the dark matter theory, dr. joel primack and nancy ellen abrahams. if. for such a small if i live to a hundred. if social security isn't enough. if my heart gets broken. if she says yes. we believe if should never hold you back. if should be managed with a plan that builds on what you already have. together we can create a personal safy net, a launching pad, for all those brilliant ifs in the middle of life. you can call on our expertise and get guarantees for the if in life. after all, we're metlife. >>> this is the second session with two extraordinary people, nancy abrahams wosay lawyer, a song writer, a spouse, and the coauthor of this volume, which is quite breathtaking. the view from the center of the universe. discovering our extraordinariy place in the cosmows. a new book. -- cosmos. highly placed and the coauthor is sitting right here, his name is joel preand he is one of the world's most successful and recognized cosmonthlyg
just get used to. >> some of your controversy has been you're a bit like kleenex because not every stun weapon is a taser, though people send to say they are. >> although if ln law enforceme we have 90% market share. >> so what's the latest? >> with legalities, an energy weapon has never been directly equated to a death. >> we actually used to say that because it used to be tree, although we have 600,000 weapons of these weapons in the field, so there are cases where tasers have caused deaths and they're preliminarily injuries related to falls. you taser somebody at an elevated height and they fall off. for example, one in new york fell off a second story. these are not risk free by any stretch, but they're a lot safer according to the department of justice than any other force option police have. >> what's interesting, a report by a cardiologist, they reviewed 50 published studies on taser deaths and found many of them were actually linked to financial sources. can you argue that there are truly, truly independent studies that say that tasers overall are not did deadly weapons? >> abso
sustainable ideas, like using a natural light in the spaces and have windows that really opened to provide ventilation. we're very, very keen on investigating new technologies, as well, for power generation right on site, including some of the ones i have talked about already. this is a view of one of the interior is bringing some of those key things in, drawing the light down and inside, making for a very green and stimulating environment. you have also seen throughout these designs, at the -- these approaches to create buildings that share a common theme and relationship to one another better not uniform in shape and size. this is a view along the third straight quarter, which gives you a good idea of the mapping you will see. we're not building tall towers here. we want to encourage collaboration between employees. and we're making liberal use of color. i think that was one reason we clicked from the very beginning. we saw the desire to reflect in this new campus the kind of color that we see everywhere in san francisco. this is not going to be boring granite and green glass
use authorization to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of nine antennas on the roof of a five-story publicly used structure located at 4141 geary boulevard and 46 ave. item 32 -- the motion approving the planning commission decision. item 33 -- a motion disapproving the planning commission decision related to a conditional use. item 34 -- a preparation of the findings. supervisor mar: i moved to suspend this so that the sponsor can spend time meeting with the of pellets -- the appellates, angeles children's center so they can work out an agreement. i am doing my best to work between them to come up with an agreement. i make a motion to continue this until october 25, 2011. president chiu: supervisor mar has made a motion to continue to october 25. seconded by supervisor mirkarimi. are there any members of the public who wish to speak on whether or not we should continue this item to the 25th? seeing none, public, is closed. on a motion to continue, any objection? these items will be continued to the 25th of october. why don't we move to hour closed sessio
be seeing -- i am used to the stage but not. that is who should be on stage. i am an animator. i am with picks are animation studios. in some ways, i felt comfortable being on stayed behind my computer. it is weird for me to be on the microphone. i have a lot of work to do but i am here to explain that, i'll come to that later. i wanted knowledge some of our special guests this morning. first off, i have some flashcards. how wanted acknowledged and the asian art museum director jay tsu. when i think of jay hsu, i think, aka dr. j. he is master of the universe. also, i never thought had -- would have the opportunity to introduce the mayor of san francisco, mayor ed lee. i just a to introduce the mayor. that is awesome. we also have a bunch of other special guests today. i would also like to introduce david chiu, president of the board of supervisors. thank you for coming. the mayor does not come along. he has a policy. supervisor carmen chu is also with us. we are also lucky enough to have supervisor mark farrell as well. maybe he is having a pastry or something. there is a lot of tr
. they are introducing the $199 kindle fire, which uses google's android operating system. now here's maria with more of the show. >>> thomas friedman is the "new york times" columnist and the co-aut r of "that used to be us" good to have you on the program. >> good to be here. thank you. >> you described yourself as a frustrated optimist. what did the united states used to be that we aren't anymore? >> the book has a backward looking title but is really a forward-looking book because we believe america had a formula for success that we've gotten away from. that was built on five pillars. educate our people up to and beyond what the current level of technology is, whether it's the cotton gin or the laptop computer. second, have the best infrastructure, roads, telecom. we track the most energetic and talented risk takers. have the best rules on emphasis and have the best government funded research to push out the best technology. that was our formula for success, and what we argued at the beginning of the end of the cold war, we got away from that formula. our real challenge, and i think our real oppo
, and that will be coming to us next week. so i do feel comfortable putting this out with no recommendation until that report comes to the full board next week. but i do appreciate your work on this, and i hope that during this time, we can work with supervisor mirkarimi's office. >> yes. supervisor kim: we do want to have a focus in that particular neighborhood. the way this is right now, the impact may be too disparate throughout the city. >> we will certainly contact the supervisor's office immediately to sit down and figure out how to make this community agreement a lot more solid. supervisor kim: thank you very much. supervisor chu: in terms of the pipeline that was allocated for college track, that was done through the redevelopment commission. >> yes. supervisor chu: and the $15 million is before us today in terms of the in dignity. and the remainder is about $11 million roughly. do we know what is in the pipeline if there will be additional ones that come before us? >> the next project submitted an application, a group for family housing in mission bay. and providing that this is resolved
for joining us for a look at business and finance here i in the washington region. we will take a look at the future of tysons corner. and a new contender in the daily coupon sector. we will talk to the founder of a booming business who says she is improving lives one bra at a time. first, the business of food. d.c. mig be next big food city. with me today, three up-and- coming entrepreneurs. steuart martens -- his wine company landed him a spot on "the apprentice." winston lord made his name by bubuilding networks. and mina ebrahimi is the president of saint germain catering. welce, all. thanks for joining us. you are one of the busiest guys i know. you got this company that imports spani wines. you e always out at different events meeting with different restaurants and doing different things. you are busy with public appearances after "the apprentice." what made you crazy enough to launch something as big asaste of d.c.? >> for may, it does spend an institution in this city that has been missing since 2003. i had the opportunity to take it. one day i got passionate about it. >> you h
this debate. my party's become used to lending its policies to the government, so if i could suggest that we move on with interand mid-term targets. i'm surprised the prime minister didn't choose to mention that. these are ways, of course, of holding such a state to account and allowing this parliament to have a say on how we reach the target that is put forward. so we've been looking at ambitious, front-loaded targets. we believe this is the best way to progress in line with the u.k. stern report. by front loading the prime minister will be aware that changes have to be less serious to meet the 2020 peak. so we'll be looking at a 2020 target of 40% reductions. it's ambitious we know. a 2030 target with a further 30%. and a final 30% target for the 2040, bringing us to the 100% overall. we wanted to front load these as i explained because it's going to put forward a pressure which is hard at first. and we acknowledge that. but it's an opportunity for us say after the 2020 peak our party to be able to really reduce the pressure. we're obviously very concerned about investment in renewable ene
of all of us during a really difficult time. mayor lee? mayor lee: thank you, chief. good afternoon, and to the perez family and the valario family, again, thank you very much, on behalf of our city and county of san francisco. i want to also acknowledge, of course, our commissioners from fire and chief of police and members of our general hospital and all the people that work together, people that i we recognize tony's sacrifice. this is a significant replacement here. this is our headquarters. people who come here from all walks of life to do the city's business but also to visit and find out how our fire department can connect with every city. this is a small token but this is a token deeply felt by our city and i want you to know that i share in your feelings that this is not just the individual firefighters, i also understand that this is a shared sacrifice with the families we are from. we want you to be here when we do this in part what the city's official family but also to let you know that i am grateful to you, the family members, and to the extent that i represent the peo
to america's news headquarters. >> jamie: good to hear they are taking those steps for us, i'm jamie colby, this travel alert follows the killing of anwar al-awlaki. and other key al qaeda figures, by a drone strike in yemen on friday. as america's enemies suffered yet another set back the fear of retaliation is real and peter doocy is following it for us, live from washington, peter, do we know how long the travel alert will last? >> reporter: from now until november 30th, the hole time until then, u.s. citizens, worldwide need to watch their backs and the state department issued a travel alert and here's why. there were, quote, the death of anwar al-awlaki in the near term could provide motivation for anti-american attacks, worldwide from individuals or groups seeking to retaliate against u.s. citizens or interest because of the action in the past, he and other members of aqpa called for attacks against the united states, and u.s. citizens and u.s. interests, his standing as a preeminent english language advocate of violence could trigger anti-american attacks, worldwide, to avenge his d
in the middle. and we have to explain, no, that's not the case. it was put in that way. >> can you tell us, when they pour it, what do they pour it on? >> well, the whole process changed, really. it would be pouring it probably on a steel kind of thing. but at this point, the process changed largely during -- after world war ii. set up rebuilt belgium, rebuilt france, rebuilt -- so before all our glass was domestic and after world war ii it became foreign. they had all the new factories and we had the old ones. so they set up a product, and they would pour it and polish it automatically, so it was perfectly flat. and that was the origin of the polished plate. then, subsequently a process came up called float glass. and that was just revolutionized the industry because they poured glass out on a bed of hot tin, voluntary-in tin. why this -- vol tin tin. how they came up with that -- they just poured it on the bed and it was self-leveling and they made it so fast, cooled it down -- i mean you go to the factory in stockton and it's just like making cellophane or whatever. this comes in, comes out,
business. that is what is in front of us right now. there are more businesses out there that care about employees that don't care about employees. san francisco would not be where it is today as a business community if we did not have that mentality. as a third generation business owner in the city, i can tell you this is real. i agree with taking care of employees. i agree with legislation to make sure it is the fair playing field. but, spend more time looking at what it will do to retail. the other thing is, we have roughly 50 people on this program. they all can draw on it. they all do. we'll probably get 1 to 2 people a year drawing on it because most part-time employees are of new hampshire, they don't care about insurance. they don't even really want it. if they have it, they might use it. this is true. my books are open. i am not making this up. i was on the original meetings when we set this up. supervisor campos: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i am with service employees international local 1021. one of the points of light to make has been made. i will not
for health care, expected on the docket as the u.s. supreme court gets back in session. our nation's highest court, a full slate of cases, including immigration laws in several states. tonight, fox reports how what they decide could affect you. and american amanda knox convicted of murder a world away from home in italy. desperate for freedom, she could be hours away from finding out her fate. >> she's extremely tense, losing weight and can't eat and can't sleep. these people hold her life in her hands. >> tonight, our journalists in italy awaiting word. will amanda knox walk or possibly sit in prison for the rest of her life. plus, what appears to be a kind gesture toward a stranger in the mall, not so kind after all. what you see here is actually a scam, all caught on camera. new reaction tonight on the drone strike that killed two american born terrorists in yemen. officials saying the strike on friday was a major blow to al-qaeda's leadership. anwar awlaki killed in the operation along with al-qaeda propagandaist. and we're learning that the the chief bomb maker was not killed. and offic
from the u.s. and maintained by ground crews in the warning. but some are warning they could become a little too handy. >> let me say one thing about drone strikes. i support them as a tool. but we have to be very careful how we use them. but we have to have a counter narrative, we have to live our values, we have to do other thing, diplomacy and development in the countries in order to persuade the next generation not to strap an suicide belt. >> and meantime a new travel alert in the wake of the death of anwar al-awlaki. they say the death of him could provide motivation for anti-american attacks worldwide from individuals or groups seek to go retaliate. americans traveling oversees are urged to register with the u.s. embassy in the country they are visiting. >> thanks very much. of course, the death of anwar al-awlaki has dealt a blow to al-qaeda. joining us former fbi agent. >> how big is this for the u.s. military? >> it's a big deal. he was clearly one of the key leaders in al-qaeda and there's only a certain amount of leaders. it's not an infinite pool. it hurts them. it send
broadcasting. >>> welcome. i'm sitting in for bob agger nethy. thank you for joining us. a federal judge upheld most of alabama's controversial immigration law. they ruled police officers can be required to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. public schools must check the status of students. the part of the law opposed most vigorously by many religion groups was struck down. christian clergy outlawed transporting or harboring illegal immigrants and prevented them from minstering to certain people. the judge's decision is expected to be appealed by both sides. >>> an american-born radical preacher was killed in yemen by an air strike this week. officials considered him a major terror threat to the united states. his anti-american sermons inspired several plots against the u.s. ethicists and religion voices raised questions about whether the killing violated law or denied his right to due process. on our website we have a segment on the ethical issues raised by the use of drones. the council considered the palestinian request for independent state. it'
all for spending some time with us on this cnn saturday and sunday morning but don't go anywhere because candy crowley and "state of the union" starts about -- right now. >>> in the words of defense secretary leon panetta, this has been a bad year for terrorists. today the struggle against al qaeda with former vice president dick cheney and liz cheney, former state department official, and with former cia director michael haden and the former ranking member of the house intelligence committee, jane harman. >>> then restlessness with the republican presidential field. insights from mississippi governor haley barbour. >>> five months after navy s.e.a.l.s raided a house in pakistan and kill osama bin laden, the cia launched an armed drone into yemen killing the intended target, famed terrorist recruiters and prop gan diss, anwar al awlaki, an american. here to talk about the terrorist's bad years is former vice president dick cheney and his lawyer, liz cheney, chair of a national security advocacy group, keep america safe. together they wrote "in my time, a personal and political ma
, it would be irresponsible for us to be calling a death knell in napa vel. >> this isn't a compliment change debate but one about claim change study. they published their own study where night temperatures have increased by one degree and day time numbers remain the same. stanford study slnt them convinced yet. >> it's too much of a broad brush, not specific enough for napa valley. >> they recommend lower quality grapes. growers aren't so sure that is necessary. >> i don't think it will end premium wine production but we need to adapt how we're growing them. >> we're looking at pre-decade warning. >>> a bay area man used craigslist to buy airline tickets and wound up flying what he says was big trap and changed his son's future. >> dominic was thrilled to be accepted to st. john's university in new york but he never been there. so hisher pla father planned a y visited and searched for airfares he could afford. this ad caught his eye, airline tickets for low prices. he e-mailed the seller and right away he heard back. seller said he used his frequent flyer miles and purchased two tickets for
students are using their cell phones for a grade. >>> even though it feels like summer, time has come to arm yourself for the flu season. we will show you how, update news starts now. >>> the school of journalism and mass communications at san jose university, what's happening with a fresh per perspective on today's issues. you are watching update new. >> >> hello and welcome. >> thank you for joining us. >> imagine the population of 1 million people sharing one library. this could become a reality in san jose, even though five unis this week offered pension reduction frs current and future employees. why the budget deficit may force all public libraries to close their doors. >> reporter: behind me is a dr. king library which serves both the city and san jose state. but soon it may be the only library standing for public to the service because of testify budget short fall: itit could be as much as $115 million. >> we might be able to only keep open the main library which we operate jointly with san jose state. offering community services is neces
the recreational areas are heavily used on weekends. we have the group picnic area which should accommodate 200 people, tennis courts are full. it also has 3 playground areas. the ampitheater was built in 1972. it was the home of the first blues festival. given the fact that jerry garcia used to play in this park, he was from this neighborhood, everybody knows his reputation. we thought what a great thing it would be to have an ampitheater named after jerry garcia. that is a name that has panache. it brings people from all over the bay area to the ampitheater. the calls that come in, we'd like to do a concert at the jerry garcia ampitheater and we do everything we can to accommodate them and help them because it gets people into the park. people like a lot of color and that's what they call a park. other people don't. you have to try to reconcile all those different points of view. what should a park look like and what should it have? should it be manicured, should it be nice little cobblestones around all of the paths and like that. the biggest objective of course is getting people into the pa
for joining us. i want to start with the drone strike that took out the top prop gan diss, at least for al qaeda in the iranian peninsula, perhaps took out the bombmaker for the same group and also took out samir khan. what's your reaction to that? >> well, i think it was a very good strike. i think it was justified. i think it is very effective use of our drone technology. thing i'm waiting for is for the administration to go back and correct something they said two years ago when they criticized us for "overreacting" to the events of 9/11. they, in effect, said that we had walked away from our ideals, or taking policy contrary to our ideals when we had enhanced interrogation techniques. they clearly had moved in the direction of taking robust action when they feel it is justified. i say in this case i think it was but i think they need to go back and reconsider what the president said when he was in cairo. >> i want your reaction as well because of your group that you work, but let me just clarify what you are talking about. this was an american -- actually two americans were killed, two
black voters as somehow under the spell of a black president because a longer view of history shows us this is representative of how-to african-american voters have been made. my very final piece -- the way in which the civil war continues to give us a legacy for white racial politics. since the election of barack obama, exposed profound anxieties about american citizenship and its intersection with marginal identity. when i teach race in american politics, the first thing i do is say to my classroom, "race is a social construction. it is not real." they nod their heads and they think to themselves, "she is not its." i can tell white people from black people from brown people. social construction, whatever. on saturday when i have to get my hair done, it does not feel like a social construction. if it feels like a biological reality because i cannot go to white hair salon. i have to go to an african- american hair salon. whatever on social construction. the 2008 presidential election was such an opportunity for me because i could actually show the hyper-social construction of a candid
-you to ben rosenfield who helped us all to figure out with the mayor's office, how we could put together a real state of financial support and strength to make sure the that the asian could move forward. they responded. not only with an agreement going forward, but with this idea of branding which came out of the number of ideas of how the nation can make sure it is appealing to an even broader audience, making sure that its wells, richness, not only in this place -- we have a lovely room like this for actual performances that are consistent with the asian culture. as you know, some 20,000 kids get invited to come through these halls to learn and see the exhibits. i am very excited about the next exhibit. i know the bali exhibit here will have international flavor. with this opening, with this brand name, i want to think the board of directors, the foundation. jay hsu and your work with the city. the supervisors, charlotte, the arts commission, and our controller, for coming together at this time to allow our asian to give an even bigger appeal to an international audience. i think you w
, in the stem that there may be some great group of customers that might be used to the old way of doing things. i hope that they will keep an open mind, open their eyes, seeing that this is good for the entire industry. meaning that they will no longer have to say that i need to do this and this, they can said that they will be treated the same way, and fairly, moving through the system quickly. so, thank you. >> i really appreciate the discussion as well. and the introduction by also appreciate the way that the department went about implementing it, even if it was slower than what we wanted. a think that was very informational for me. that is maybe not the way it was set up in other cities. we heard about that from different advisory board people who came to that meeting. that is the way san francisco is. when the walked into that building, there was innovation with planning, the fire department, puc, multiple things. we're trying to do it right the first time. i do want to echo the thing about the data. i would appreciate having a look at that. maybe not so much as other commissioners have s
did not call his kids. >> oh, my god would never not call his kids. there is four of us. by the time, the fourth day, fifth day and sixth day, we knew something was wrong. >> reporter: so the children started searching on their own, pinpointing an area in california's ang lus national forest. the brothers and sisters with other family and friends began driving. >> we stopped at every ravine and looked over every hill. >> all of a sudden i just thought i heard a cat or a dog enough where i just said hello and it echoed down the hill. >> shawn lavau found his father thursday. the 67-year-old man had been missing for six days. >> i hugged him and we both cried, and i said, you know, how did you make it? and he said i drank the water in the river and i ate leaves and bugs. >> he was heading this direction. another car was heading towards him. had bright lights on so he flashed the lights on the car. i believe at that point probably swerved, went off the road. >> david lavau ended up right next to another wrecked car with a decomposing body inside. the los angeles times reports he wrote o
obama took office, americans also need to ask whether the u.s. government really can transform the entire u.s. economy as it wishes. the economic decisions to 300 million americans. this hour we will go beyond the headlines to see the human face of president obama's green energy policies. for the last ten months we have traveled coast to coast, visited bustling factories and shuttered plants and listened to tales of despair and hope. we didn't get a chance to talk to president obama or any one in his administration, a repeated interview requests were denied. but we did talk to a number of supporters of the president's green job policy including two men who got a presidential shout out in this year's state of the union address. >> robert and gary allen are brothers who run a small michigan roofing company that have half of their factory went enunused and the recession hit them hard. >> they found an upside to the downturn with a big assist from the american taxpayer. >> they with the help of the government loan that empty space is being used to manufacturer solar shingles being
the country. in "the interrogator" he affords us the opportunity to see inside the intelligence machine in those troubling early years right after the attacks of 9/11. i will let glen tell his story a quick headline that shows it is questionable as to how much we have learned the lesson that this call from the intelligence community on a day-to-day basis. today we see reports of secretfa interrogation facilities in somalia an detainee is held for months aboard naval vessels in international waters before releasing prisoners into the judicial system. tak and of course, the guantanamo and bagram facilities are still open for business. which is important is inside in to the bureaucratic impact to take the gloves off. lead not only talkse al about the flaws of the intelligenceen case built up but how the system failed to stand up for basic principles in the face of concerted civilian political leadership.th these are but aes few of the lessons we can take away from his compelling new book so let me introduce himtell briefly so he could tell you himself. glenn carle logging 33 years of servi
and interest on these bonds. the bond funds would be used to repair and replace major building systems including electrical, heating wat, water, security, and fire sprinklers. remove hazardous materials. improve accessibility for people with disabilities. make necessary seismic upgrades. replace permanent structures and perform other work necessary to apply closure -- codes and regulation . they can't pay for teachers and administrative salaries or operative expenditures. >> hi, my name is melissa griffen. and a member of the league of women voters of san francisco. >> proposition b authoress the city to authorized to hundred $48 million in bonds to improved street structures such as bridges. this would come with an increasing property tax, if needed, to pay for those improvements. the city is responsible for maintaining about 850 miles of streets. a study shows about half of the streets any major repairs. the city can only use this bond money to pay for and repairs city streets. it will improve lighting, sidewalk extensions, trees, and landscaping. renovation programs to increase safe
. >> for many of us on the stage or certainly for myself, came out of the fact that what we know is that when people told us know, you can't do this, why are you doing this, you're just going to cause trouble. why don't you stay home? why don't you shut up? why don't you sit down? you know what to? it just did not work out that way. [laughter] they left us and made fun of us but in america, in america, when you become a protester, when you become a dissident, they sent to the congress. they don't put you in jail. [laughter] [applause] we need to organize for ourselves here and for the women around the world. that is what the near main spam us senator mikulski was joined by staff, friends from baltimore, and her sister fran. she says she wishes her parents were alive to see this. in seneca falls, the birthplace of the women's rights movement, debra weiner. >> senator mikulski was one of 11 in dubie is a law with billie holiday and coretta scott king. [sirens] >> and new law and a penalty for brolin drivers -- and -- for maryland the drivers for texting while driving. >> she was just a wonderfu
you agree to a blanket policy that san francisco not use the death penalty under any circumstances, yes or no? >> i am 100% opposed to the death penalty. >> would you agree to a blanket policy against using it? >> as i said, i am 100% against the death penalty. >> yes. >> yes. >> yes. >> going back to our offered medical questions, what are your views on the levels, if any, of wrongdoing or dishonesty by members of the san francisco police department, and how did you plan on dealing with your obligations under brady versus maryland, particularly where it may appear the police department is hiding officer misconduct history? >> i am glad that you brought the question. i am actually the one who brought the brady issue into this jurisdiction. when i came here, i realized that the county did not have a written brady policy. i actually worked in the county of l.a. and the city of l.a. to create a great policy there are approximately 10 years ago. when i realized we did not have a brady policy, we immediately started to work with the district attorney and the police officer association t
, and maximizing opportunities for local workforce training and employment on end use jobs. supervisor avalos: thank you, mademoiselle clerk. the border supervisors had approved the america's cup agreement. we have teamed up with the america's cup regatta that will take place in the next two years. there was a lot of preparation for the america's cup and office of economic workforce development. we have been working at great length with the america's cup event a tory to see that the plan comes to fruition. also last year we had passed our local hire ordinance in construction that would mandate rising levels of hiring local san franciscans in the construction industry, funded with our dollars. we just need to make sure that the spirit of local hire ordinance and local letter of the law are apply where they can be. the america's cup is one area where do want to make sure we can put all that promise. that promise came and we had the america's cup agreement come before us that the board of supervisors and budget finance committee. there was a direct discussion on the number of jobs that would be
it on silent or vibrate for us. that would be very helpful. mr. mayor? >> thank you. thanks, everyone. welcome to the second meeting of this year for our disaster council and, again, i want to signal my appreciation and i know supervisor chiu, our board president who's here today, is also welcoming of everyone here today to focus on national awareness month. we recognize events happen all over the world, not only new zealand, not only japan but what we all kind of felt the weird earthquake on the east coast, it's still a constant reminder our percentages are going higher here as years go by that we have to be even more ready. i want to signal a very, very clear appreciation for the departments that anne is working with, your level of cooperation from our fire to police. but every other department and then as importantly, our utilities and our agencies that we're working together with as well. nonprofit world are just as important. it's my intention and goal in working with the board of supervisors to make sure everyone is prepared. and not only prepared for the 72 hours. we know we've got that
us all have said we're all in the middle class, except for the very rich who are in some sort of divine class. obviously not aristocrats. i ask you where is the working class, where are the people who repair things with their hands, dig holes and not all illegal immigrants you know. some of them are honest to american. why have they been excluded from the political debate as though they do not exist? it's because politicians have wanted to persuade us all that we're doing rather better than we are and they have ratchetted us into this great lump of classlessness called the middle class. anyway, i shall be looking for the truth, i shall be out looking for the working class. now when we come back we're going to have an extraordinary discussion with two of the most gifted and talented men in washington about america and the world. where it's been, why it's changed its position in the world and peoples attitudes to us as our stature has changed, if not declined. be right back. you'll find it compelling, i assure you. >> many have spoken out on the need to transition to a clean ene
the plan would increase height and density limits in the area, it was important for us to look at the skyline. bear with me on our planning talk for a few seconds, but it was important for us to look at when we talk of the buildings up to 1,000 feet what this will do to our skyline, what it will look like, how to maintain and make more distinct the city skyline. the city skyline today is characterized by what we most see -- the transamerica building, the bank of america building, leaving conte hours, and a lot of similar height buildings. the terminal and the project the transit center will create a new focal point for the city in exactly the places where it should be and create a kind of new heart of downtown south of market which is exactly where we have been thinking it should go for the last 25 years. as seen from treasure island as well, the idea is to really create a punctuated skyline with the 1000-foot tower at the transit center and with the endpoints of the ring kind towers on the left and the trans america on the right -- the rincon towers on the left. it is also imp
post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury. yet most of us do not recognize these injuries. in fact the injuries we believe are most common, mainly amputations and burns, which only represent 10% and 2% of the population respectively. the truth is because we cannot see these injuries affecting the brain, they do not receive the same level of focus and attention as deputations, burns, shrapnel, and other visible ones. there is simply a body -- bias in the conscious or subconscious towards visible wounds and injuries towards those that are not visible. i would be careful in qualifying that bias. it exist everywhere, including in the medical community. part of it, i believe, is a problem -- lack of understanding of the physiology behind these injuries. they are, in fact, real injuries no different from bullet wounds, amputations, or severe burns. everywhere i go, i get a tanker's explanation of these injuries. i will spare you that today. a big part of the challenge is the validity of the symptoms. they may display symptoms including concentration problems, personality changes
not to the extent they have locally. it takes care a lot of the problems they use it much more effectively. >> history has shown a number of a wrongful convictions have been based upon the testimony of jailhouse informants. what, if anything, will you do to ensure against false testimony? >> i strongly supported that legislation and i am glad that it passed. we need to be very skeptical of this testimony and put in all of the proper procedures. even in concert with other evidence, we need to be very skeptical. again, the job of the d.a. is to do justice, not to convict. we need to make sure that our evidence is completely reliable. >> and his use of incentivized witnesses is a terrible practice. these people are in jail for a reason and they become self interest. we talked about getting witnesses from the jail. and we should know exactly what is going on in these jails. people go into jail and they don't come out. sometimes they died. why should we know exactly what is occurring? we should know, just -- they don't have any right to privacy in jail. we should know the truth. maybe he is tel
back and forth from italy. and amanda's father, curt knox, joins us from perugia. good morning. i want to begin by asking you, what can we expect to hear in amanda's speech tomorrow? >> it's going to be a very heartfelt, spontaneous statement. you know, she's going to touch upon what she has felt through these fours years, what it has meant and then also the fact that she is innocent and she's very hopeful that they see that with all of the evidence that has been presented in the appeals trial. >> how is she holding up as the final judgement day nears? >> she's obviously very tense. she's 24 years old and potentially looking at a possible life sentence, that's not a pleasant experience for anyone. we're just very hopeful that they see that she didn't have anything to do this. >> we hear that the victim's mother will be in court tomorrow. her lawyer said that she will be staring the jurors in the eye, she would like to see amanda remain behind bars, are you planning on saying anything to her tomorrow? >> well, you know, we have two very different circumstances and you know, we have -- y
the u.s. settled with the families of the victims. >>> president obama used a dinner here in washington to chastise the republican presidential candidates. last night he celebrated the repeal of don't ask, don't tell at the human rights campaign annual dinner. the president also took republican challengers to task for not defending a gay soldier booed in a recent debate. >> it's okay for a stage full of political leaders one of whom could end up being the president of the united states being silent when an american soldier is booed. we don't believe in that. >> during his speech, president obama also called for the end of the defense of marriage act which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. >>> the redskins looking for their first road win of the season today. washington heads to st. louis to face off against the 0-3 rams. players and coaches say they're not taking the game lightly and the wynnless rams are still a tough time. it's expected to be a challenge for the burgundy and gold. but the skins's offense is expected to face the struggling ram defense. they gave up 37
in using drones. u.s. military drone strike in yemen killing three people in on friday including the al-qaeda leader in yemen, anwar al-awlaki. drone is a deadly and very precise weapon in america's powerful arsenal. we could see a whole lot more of it in the near future. steve is live in washington with more on that. hi, steve. >> reporter: president getting his share and criticism in the wake of that drone attack that claimed the life of an al-qaeda operative, anwar al-awlaki. he is the american born cleric linked to terror attacks in u.s. he was killed friday by a drone attack in yemen. dick cheney said today it was a good strike but also says the obama administration killing an american without due process, something they blasted the bush administration for doing. >> they said we had walked away from ideals, taking policy contrary to ideals and enhanced interrogation techniques. clearly moved in taken robust action. >> i think dick cheney has a thin skin for a guy in the partisan wars that he had and obama administration should be repeating it. >>> harmon supports the drone attack t
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